No doubt MSU can win more

Starkville Daily News - - SPORTS - Danny P. SMITH

There shouldn't be any doubt that the Mis­sis­sippi State Bull­dogs can go to the Col­lege World Se­ries and do very well.

When MSU be­gins its quest for a na­tional cham­pi­onship on Satur­day night against Wash­ing­ton, it has just a good a chance as any team in Omaha, Ne­braska, to bring home the ti­tle.

The Bull­dogs are al­ready 6-0 against the field with sweeps over Florida and Arkansas this sea­son. It has al­ready de­feated other na­tional seeds that have since been elim­i­nated in Florida State and Ole Miss. Eli­jah MacNamee took care of the Semi­noles with one swing of the bat a the Tal­la­has­see Re­gional a cou­ple of weeks ago.

MSU has proven to be a bat­tled-tested squad just be­cause of what it faced dur­ing the sea­son in the South­east­ern Con­fer­ence.

In­terim head coach Gary Henderson said on Mon­day that his Bull­dogs couldn't have asked for a bet­ter way to get ready for the Col­lege World Se­ries than what the SEC pro­vided.

“That's the beauty of our league,” Henderson said on Tues­day. “You look around and there are a lot of close games in our league. Our league is a great way to pre­pare for post­sea­son. If we didn't have three of them matched up in su­per re­gion­als, you would have more mak­ing the trip to Omaha. I think the league does a great job of preparing you to play tight games.”

MSU could not have asked for a more close and com­pet­i­tive sit­u­a­tion than what it saw in Nashville, Ten­nessee, last week­end against the Van­der­bilt Com­modores in the su­per re­gional.

After MacNamee did it again with a game-win­ning home run to lift the Bull­dogs over the Com­modores 10-8 in game one, Van­der­bilt hit a walk off home run to earn a 4-3 sec­ond-game vic­tory.

That led to a one-game show­down for the right to get to Omaha on Sun­day and the back-and-forth out­ing

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